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The January 6 hearings are tailor-made for social media – that doesn’t mean they’re reaching a wide audience

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In the days following the Jan. 6 attack, many pundits seemed baffled that the insurrectionists had stormed the Capitol with phones in hand, taking videos and selfies. This seemed self-incriminating, and it turned out to be. Yet scholars of the far-right have long discussed how social media has been essential to that community.

Elon Musk is wrong: research shows content rules on Twitter help preserve free speech from bots and other manipulation

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Elon Musk's accepted bid to purchase Twitter has triggered a lot of debate about what it means for the future of the social media platform, which plays an important role in determining the news and information many people - especially Americans - are exposed to.

Elon Musk won’t have a board to watch him when he takes Twitter private – does that matter?

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It appears Twitter's board of directors finally warmed to Elon Musk' hostile bid and agreed to a sale - but not before it took a severe beating from the Tesla and SpaceX billionaire, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and other prominent users on their own social network.